The 80s was truly the best decade for cheesy 80s fantasy films. If you haven’t seen all of these, you’re missing out. In order of pictures:
The Last Unicorn (1982)
The Secret of Nimh (1982)
The Neverending Story (1984)
Red Sonja (1985)
Masters of the Universe (1987)
Return to Oz (1985)
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Clash of the Titans (1981)
Dark Crystal (1982)
The Princess Bride (1987)
The Beastmaster (1982)
WHERE GORGEOUS SOUNDTRACKS AND AMAZING CONCEPT DESIGN LIVE AND DIE
Right in the childhood.
And by “gorgeous soundtracks” we of course mean disco synthesisers OF DOOM.
Hey now. The Conan the Barbarian soundtrack, which is mainly orchestral (plus the sounds of swords clashing) (yes, I’m being serious), is the grandfather of the modern fantasy adventure soundtrack, not to mention one of the best soundtracks ever written, period. [see for yourself]
'Highlander' had Queen for crying out loud. 'Labyrinth' had David Bowie. 'The Last Unicorn' had America, and 'Legend' had Tangerine Dream.
You pretty much cannot get much better. (And lierduoma, you are absolutely right about Conan. Just the anvils used in the theme were epic!)
I was born and grew up in Mongolia. After receiving my BFA in Mongolian Traditional Painting, I moved to Atlanta to pursue illustration and received my MFA in Illustration from SCAD Atlanta. My illustrations are unique and whimsical, inspired by folk tales, myths and imaginations with my style that is influenced by both Mongolian and Western culture. I have been working as a freelance illustrator over 10 years illustrating for editorials, advertising, children’s books, postcards and textile designs.
I am comfortable working with variety of mediums such as acrylics, color pencils, watercolors, ink and gouache and digital media. My illustrations have been featured in professional shows for both Society of Illustrators Los Angeles and New York, Illustration annuals from 3 x 3 Magazine, Society of Illustrators NY, Spectrum 18. I also enjoy showcasing my illustrations and painting in various galleries throughout the US. I live and freelance from my little home studio in Atlanta, Georgia.
Hey does anyone by chance in the minneapolis area need a place to live for the semester/year? I need some awesome female roommates! Do people find roommates on tumblr? I’m not quite sure, but at this point I’m using pretty much every site I use to advertise…